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PBS
Jul 15, 2011 5:00am EDT
now, "bbc world news." >> the former editor of the "news of the world" newspaper, rebekah brooks, has just resigned following the phone hacking scandal. warning mounts on america's credited -- credit rating. russia orders checks on all river boats after the sinking of the bulgaria, which killed more than 120. welcome to "bbc world news." also in this hour -- a pace setter and a record breaker on day one. the amateur, tom lewis, has begun his second round at the british open. and film star sarah, the possible u.s. presidential candidate is in a new film called "the undefeated." >> welcome to "bbc world news." in the past couple of minutes, it's been confirmed that rebekah brooks, the chief executive at newscorp, owned by rupert murdoch, has resigned from her position. she had resisted calls, not least from former "news of the world" journalists for her to resign after the revelations that "news of the world" journalists had been responsible, allegedly, for hacking the phones of, amongst others, a murdered school child, milly douler, and also those of the relatives of servicemen who had
WHUT
Jul 15, 2011 7:00am EDT
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WHUT
Jul 18, 2011 7:00am EDT
. >> rebekah brooks has been released on bail following her rest yesterday. this comes as a she, rupert murdoch, and his son, james, are due to give evidence tomorrow. >> david cameron is being forced to tackle this. >> dog by the phone hacking scandal, the details that the school girl may have had her phone hat, in afghanistan, the questions keep coming about regarding his judgment. david cameron is trying to handle this by asking parliament to sit for an extra day this week. they will have their chance to question him, as we can see the story is not going away and the opposition is going to step up their demands. >> of course, there were a series of people that were going to appear that were going to be scrutinized further. were they? >> tuesday shaping up to be a very big day in parliament. in the morning we are expecting a senior policeman, including the one that put it last night, to appear before the committee. they will be questioned and questioned again about this cozy relationship. also, of course, at the handling of the original investigations into phone hacking. the biggest s
PBS
Jul 19, 2011 5:00am EDT
james, rebekah brooks prepare for questions. >> also coming up on the program, the shuttle atlantis departs the international space station for the very last time. also from the comic book to the stage, that man makes a theatrical debut. -- batman makes a theatrical debut/ . ♪ ♪ >> welcome to the houses of parliament, the mother of all parliament. will it be the mother of all battles today between the mp's and the murdochs. it has been tailing weeks of political crisis that has taken the politics and the police. many journalists and camera crews hurt joining here behind me. we are waiting -- are joining here behind me. we are waiting for questioning of the people. we will bring you the live updates here. the house of commons media and committee is made up of a cross parsee of selection from members of parliament. they will begin by questioning the news corp. chief rupert murdoch and his son james. it will ask the former chief executive rebekah brooks to give testimony. they want to find out how much they knew about phone hacking. there has been a lot of speculation about what wi
PBS
Jul 15, 2011 2:30pm PDT
brooks resigned and rupert murdoch issues an apology. after years with barely a drop, some regions of kenya are paying a hefty price. >> normally, this area would be teeming with cattle and goats. as you can see, it is completely empty. >> the woman behind the creative crosswords shares tricks of the trade. ♪ >> amid a firestorm of controversy, rebekah brooks resigned as chief executive of news international. there are allegations of her role in the phone hacking scandal and illegal payments to police officers. she said she felt a deep responsibility to the people hurt. rupert murdoch apologized to the family of milly dowler, murdered girl whose hacked phone started the controversy. >> she is the most high-profile casualty so far in the scandal that has spread to both sides of the atlantic. for the past 10 days, rebekah brooks has been a part of the storm that has swept rupert murdoch's empire and remained by his side. today, she decided to step away. she said that recent times have been tough and i need to concentrate on correcting the distortions and rebuffing the allegations abou
PBS
Jul 15, 2011 4:00pm PDT
at the top of the empire. rebecca brooks resigned as the fallout continues. after years with barely a drop of rain, some regions in kenya are paying a hefty price. >> normally, this area would be teeming with cattle and goats, but as you can see, it is completely empty. >> and her puzzles have stunned people for decades. now the woman behind those creative crosswords shares the tricks of the trade. ♪ >> and welcome. amid a firestorm of conspiracy today -- controversy today, two tendered their resignations. first it was rebecca brooks, a dog by allegations over her role in the scandal and illegal payments to police officers. then this afternoon came word that less hinton -- les hinton is stepping down. this report contains some flash photography. >> it is the day that the chief executive walked away from the company she had served for half her life, the day when her friend and lawyer walked into a hotel to say sorry to the family who was the victim of his papers wrongdoing. rebecca's -- rebecca brooks is the highest standing casualties so far. as for the past 10 days she has been at
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Jul 15, 2011 6:00pm PDT
of his paper's wrongdoing. rebecca brooks is the most high profile casualty in the scandal that has spread to both sides of the lan tick. she has been at the heart of the storm sweeping rupert murdoch's media empire and remained by his side. now she has decided to step away. in her statement she said, as you can imagine recent times have been tough. i now need to concentrate on rebutting allegations about my record as a journalist and editor and executive. ms. brooks said she felt a deep sense of responsibility for the people news international had hurt. >> i'm pleased that rebecca brooks had finally accepted responsibility for what happened in watch as editor for "the news of the world" with the phone hacking. as i said when i called for her resignation this isn't about one individual. it's about the culture of an organization. the man picked to replace rebecca brooks is already at his desk. tom markridge has been brought from italy. james murdoch thanked ms. brook for 22 years of service adding she has been one of the outstanding editors of her generation and she can be proud in h
WETA
Jul 6, 2011 6:00pm EDT
company must fully cooperate with the police and said that what happened under rebekah brooks' leadership." she was editor of the "news of the world," at the time some of the hacking. she was apparently away at the time. murdoch's enemies have long claimed that whoever is in power is the real puppet master. tonight, he, they, no one knows how this will end. >> joining me now from london is the deputy prime minister went tony blair was in power. 45 of his mobile phone messages were hacked into. this is a very sorry tale. it goes back to 2006 when your own messages were broken into. how evasive was that? >> the police kept in mind that that was so. i had to go to the court and force them to commit and setup a new inquiry. that is finding all of disinformation. the information was available before. why didn't the police act on it instead of the nine that my phone messages had been broken into? now we are learning the appalling situation of the phone's not only having messages on them, the girl found that not only were they wiped off, they were wiped off by the news of the world to add more i
PBS
Jul 11, 2011 5:00am EDT
was all smiles as rebekah brooks and rupert murdoch left a restaurant last night. by allowing media access like this, news corporation is keen to convey a message that it's all business as usual. rebekah brooks stopped to help a photographer who fell over in the melee. it's understood she could soon be interviewed by police as a witness, though she says she knew nothing about phone hacking when she was editor of "news of the world." other news international exec tizz are said to be cooperating fully with the police inquiry. earlier, rupert murdoch gave a very public show of settlement to rebekah brooks. she's said to have offered her resignation twice, only to be turned down. asked what her priority was now, he said this one, referring to her. the murdoches, father and son, refused to answer any detailed questions when they faced the media. it's been a bruising few days for the murdoch empire, but even tougher days lie ahead. more revelations and more arrests are expected. the house of commons could vote to delay the bskyb takeover until the criminal investigation into hacking has b
WETA
Jul 5, 2011 6:00pm EDT
to find out what had happened. >> this puts more pressure on the president's friend, rebecca brooks. she is the editor of "news of the world" when the girl went missing. she, like other former executives at the paper, has always said she did not know about the actions of a few rogue reporters. "news international was "says she is as shocked that anyone -- as shocked as anyone else. but she says she does not intend to resign. >> she has been clear today that is what she will not do. this happened in 2002 and she's chief executive of a company in 2011 and she is absolutely determined to get to the bottom of this issue. >> but the political heat has been turned up on record murdoch's news empire. the house of commons will debate the latest allegations on wednesday. opposition politicians say they want a full inquiry set up. they think rebecca brooks should go. >> its more than a wrote reporter. was not just one individual. this is a systematic things that happen. what i want is to start taking responsibility for this. >> it is not just "news international" with difficult questions to a
PBS
Jul 29, 2011 12:30am PDT
series of terrible and tragic news, starting with their pain. >> and rebecca brooks described sarah palin as her dear friend. -- sara payne as her dear friend. tonight, rebecca burk said these allegations are abhorrent -- rebecca brooks said these allegations are abhorrent. the sarah's la campaign began in 2000. glenn martarello was arrested in 2006. it is not known when he obtained her information or who might have requested it. if it was news international, this was the reaction of one mp. >> news international did not just campaign for sarah's law. they produced literature, campaign materials, took her to party conferences and introduce her to party politicians. i see this as the ultimate betrayal of trust. >> the newspaper hackers provided the mobile phone. it may be the one targeted. but sources linked to mrs. brooks said the voice mail on this loan was not activated until 18 months ago, suggesting there were no messages. today's allegations surfaced hours after lord justice levenson said his judicial inquiry could begin while the police investigate. >> it should be possible to
WHUT
Jul 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
evidence to a british parliamentary committee on the phone hacking scandal. rebecca brooks has said she will go there. what is the risk to rupert murdoch's global empire, especially in the u.s.? the government asks if it is fit and proper to own bskyb. > >> hello and welcome to gmt. i am zeinab badawi. a memorial service for the afghan president's slain brother is marred by another attack on the same day the when it reveals civilian casualties and afghanistan have increased. as the funeral starts for big thumbs of the mumbai bomb attack, indian authorities blame terrorists for the blast that killed 20 and left dozens injured. hello and welcome to gmt. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and the former editor of the "news of the world" newspaper has agreed to be questioned by british mp's over the phone hacking scandal. the committee is taking further steps. rupert murdoch's news corp. has a knowledge it cannot be business as usual and it has dropped its full takeover bid, at least for now of bskyb. news international is refusing to comment on who may or may not appear b
WHUT
Jul 14, 2011 6:30pm EDT
rebekah brooks is do the decent thing. it cannot hide away from this level of public english. >> they were reluctant witnesses. they told the committee he could not attend the future session. james murdock said he could not come. rebekah brooks said chiappone -- welcome the opportunity to do so but would not discuss anything that relates to the ongoing police investigation. the talk was of a formal summons. the threat had worked. they change their minds but they would now be coming to answer m.p.'s questions. in the second letter, james murdock said we're running to confirm our attendance by -- and concerned where are asked to yet answer further questions in a form on top of the judge let inquiry and the police investigation. whatever the form, the questions keep coming. why did the news of the world mislead and why were some victims paid to keep quiet? as for ms. brooks, she will be asked about what she told mps last time. the m.p. whose committee will be asking the question was optimistic. >> i hope the committee will want to learn the truth. this is not about a lynch mob or an oppo
PBS
Jul 6, 2011 5:30pm EDT
media. at the helm of the empire is rebecca brooks, editor at the time of the alleged hacking. company executives say that she was away at the time. this began with the imprisonment for years ago of editor clive goodman. >> i made a statement yesterday. with judicial restraints, i can make no more at the moment. >> it is his reams of notes of private phone numbers that have fueled this saga, that and the mounting anger of mps who alleged the police simply did not want to investigate what he had done. rupert murdoch issued a statement describing what had happened as deplorable and unacceptable, stating the company must fully cooperate with the police, and adding that would happen under rebecca brooks's leadership. murdoch's enemies have long claimed that whoever is in power, he is the puppet master. tonight, no one knows how this extraordinary drama will and. nick robinson, bbc news, westminster. >> for more on this extraordinary drama, i spoke to a bbc reporter in london. i asked about bribes to london police officers. >> it seems every hour a new revelation has come about. we
PBS
Jul 28, 2011 6:00pm PDT
have had a series of tragic news stories. >> rebecca brooks, former editor, describes her pain as her dear friend. they worked together to campaign for sara's law, the public right to know where pedophiles are living. tonight, rebekah brooks said the allegations are a port and upsetting. the idea that anybody on the newspaper knew that sarah payne at or target it is unthinkable. the campaign began in 2000. the man was arrested in 2006. it is not known when he obtained the phone information, whether he intercepted her voice mail and who may have requested it. but it was -- but if it was "news international," this was the reaction. >> what they gave personal support to sara payne and her family. they produced literature, campaign materials, party conferences, introduced her to politicians. i see this as the ultimate betrayal of trust. >> there were high-level meetings and a mobile phone. it may be the one that was targeted. sources linked to miss brooks and the newspaper have said the voice mail on this fund was not activated until 18 months ago, suggesting there were no messages. today
PBS
Jul 14, 2011 5:00am EDT
murdoch has agreed to be questioned by members of british parliament. his son, james, and rebecca brooks have also been invited to appear before the hearing. we can go live to westminster. it feels like we're on the deadline hour for learning whether rupert murdoch is going to say yea or nay to appearing. i don't suppose many are expecting him to say oh, go on then. >> i don't think so. for one thing, the parliamentary committees do not have the same powers as congressional committees and certainly they cannot force foreign citizens like rupert and james murdoch to appear before them. there is even a question mark over whether they can really force rebecca brooks, who of course is a british citizen to appear. if anyone buzz does of the three, it is thought that perhaps she will be the most likely. the lawyers at news corp. may be advising against this because of course there is a police investigation going on at the moment and public pressure may not be the best thing for them to be under a at the moment. >> do we know clearly whether or not parliament has the power in any way to compel
PBS
Jul 16, 2011 12:30am PDT
to say sorry for the family who fear they are victims of his papers wrongdoing. rebecca brooks is the high profile casualties so far. now she has decided to step away. in her statement, she said, as you can imagine, recent times have been tough. i now need to concentrate on correcting the distortions and facing allegations of corruption. >> i am pleased that rebekah brooks has finally set the responsibility for what happened on her watch as editor of "news of the world," the hacking of the phones. i called for her resignation 10 days ago. this is not about one individual. it is about the culture of an organization. >> the man chosen to replace her his already at his desk. writing to all news international staff, and james murdock thanked mr. brooks for 22 years of service, adding, she has been one of the outstanding editors of her generation and she can be proud of many accomplishments as an executive. we support her arrest she takes steps to clear her name. that is not a view echoed in the house of lords as one of the most vocal critics referred to her stated desire to remain on
WHUT
Jul 19, 2011 6:30pm EDT
rebekah brooks? >> that took 10 seconds to answer. he hesitated on every question of detail. >> i forget but i expect that i have been in daily contact with both of them. >> news international was run day today by james murdoch. today, he blamed the police, complaints commission, and a failed inquiry for the failure to reveal what had gone wrong. >> if i knew then what i know now and with the benefit of hindsight, we would have taken more action are around that and we would have been quicker to get to the bottom of the allegations. >> out different -- how different today was then the days when he was feted by prime ministers. david cameron was never photographed with mr. murdoch even though he was invited discretely just days after the last election. >> why did you go in the back? >> to avoid photographers. i did as i was told. >> he was looking relaxed, then may ham. the drama turned into a circus. >> he was there in that room. what can you tell us? >> i was sitting a few feet away and only just half a second before he was hit in the face with the plate what i assume a shaving fo
PBS
Jul 6, 2011 12:30am PDT
rebecca brooks. she is the chief executive of news international. she was also the editor of the news of the world when the girl went missing. she, like other former executives at the paper, had said that she did not know about the actions of a few reporters. news international argues she is shocked as everyone else. but they are also making the claims she does not intend to resign. >> she has been clear today that that is what she will not do. this happened in 2002. she is chief executive of a company in 2011. she is absolutely determined to get to the bottom of this issue. >> the political heat has been turned up on the murdoch's news empire. the house of commons will debate the latest allegations on wednesday. opposition politicians say they want a full inquiry. they think rebecca brooks should go. >> it was not a rogue reporter. it was not one individual. this is a systematic series of things that happened. what i want from equities -- executives is people to start taking responsibility. >> it is not just news international which is difficult questions to answer. the police o
PBS
Jul 28, 2011 2:30pm PDT
issue. she described the tabloid as a force for good and an old friend. and rebecca brooks, former editor of the news of the world describes her as her dear friend. the two worked together to campaign for sara's law, the public right to know where pedophiles are living. the newspaper gave sara a mobile phone. the guardian claims it is this phone that was illegally accessed. rebecca brooks said that these accusations are particularly upsetting. the idea that anyone on the newspaper knew that sara or the campaign team were targeted is unthinkable. if all of that true it is rank hipock accuracy. it makes you despair of modern journalism. sara's name is at the long list of potential hacking victims and this investigation is far from over. >> in other news around the world taliban militants carried out a major attack in southern afghanistan using suicide bombers, rocket propelled grenades and machine guns. the sustained assault targeted the offices of the deputy govern and a private security firm. the trial of desupposed president will start next week in cairo. he faces charges of corru
PBS
Jul 14, 2011 5:30pm EDT
victims. we have this report from the deputy politcal editor. >> parlaiment wants to hold rebecca brooks and james and rupert murdoch to account, to answer questions about why so many people's phones were hacked in the name of news. it was a summons they could not ignore. >> it just is insane. you can't hide away. you can't hide away from this level of anguish and anger. >> the murdochs were reluctant. rupert murdoch said he could not attend, but said he would give evidence. his son, james, said he couldn't make it, but would be pelased to leased to give evidence on the 10th of august. rebecca brooks welcomed the chance to do this. but she said she couldn't discuss the police investigation. >> the talk was of a formal summons. a fine and imprisonment from parliament. the murdochs said they would answer these questions. >> these are the questions they'll face. why did they mislead parlaiment. to stopmanagmenet fail it? >> we have given police information in the past. >> we hope the committee will want to hear the turtruth and te facts. this is about hearing from them. who knew about that?
PBS
Jul 19, 2011 12:30am PDT
evidence, and will the former boss, rebekah brooks. the scandal has already forced two a senior police officers to resign. >> he is ben yates of the are no longer, resigning just a day after his boss, sir paul stevenson. both paying the price for failing to get to grips with the hacking scandal. so said the mayor of london. >> i regret to say i have just come off the phone john yates, who tendered his resignation. >> boras johnson said both men had jumped and were not pushed. but he made it clear he had done everything he could to encourage them. >> it is a concatenation of issues and questions. it is going to make it very difficult for them to continue to do their jobs in the way they wanted. >> yates began the day determined not to resign, telling colleagues he would not submit to trial by media. he ended it explaining why he was going. >> we in the police service are truly accountable. those of us to take on the most difficult jobs clearly have to stand up and be counted when things go wrong. sadly, there continues to be a huge amount of inaccurate, ill informed, and on occasion dow
PBS
Jul 15, 2011 12:30am PDT
-- was to hold record brooks and rupert murdoch accountable. why were so many people's phones pack in the name of news? it was a summons that they could not ignore. >> do the decent thing. you cannot hide it away from this level of public anguish. >> at first, they were reluctant witnesses. rupert murdoch told the committee he could not attend was to a's session, however looking forward to the inquiry. rebecca brooks said she is available to the committee on that date and welcome the opportunity to do so. but, she said, she would not be able to do -- say anything related to the ongoing investigation into hacking. i find, even imprisonment -- it appears the threat has worked. the murdoch's change their mind and said they would answer the questions. in a second letter, james murdoch confirmed their attendance. he said he was concerned they were asked to answer questions in a different forum. what ever the forum, the questions keep coming. why did news of the world mislead parliament? why were some victims paid? what did the management fail to find out what was going on? we asked about what
PBS
Jul 14, 2011 6:00pm PDT
news of the world, but they would like to hold rebecca broke and -- rebekah brooks and james murdoch to account. this was a summons they could not ignore. >> do the decent thing. the cannot hide away from this level of public anguish. -- you cannot hide away. >> at first, they were reluctant witnesses. rupert murdoch said that he could not attend the session but he was willing to give testimony is an inquiry. rebekah brooks said that "i am available to appear before the committee and welcome the opportunity to do so." she said she would not be able to discuss anything about the police investigation. there was a formal summons. there can even be imprisonment. the threat had worked. the murdochs said they would come and answer the questions. >> in a letter, james murdoch said "i am now coming. i would like to answer them in a different forum." the questions keep coming. why did the news of the world mislead parliament? why did the management failed to find out what was going on and stop it? as for rebekah brooks, we ask about what she told the mps. the mp whose committee will be asking
WHUT
Jul 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
murdochs, mrs. brooks mccabe -- with rupert murdoch and james murdoch and rebekah brooks -- >> he asked me to answer the question. perhaps he will be transparent as he was about all the contacts that he's had for many years. i have set out to clear this possible position and now it's for others to do the same. >> revelations about how close the and close the relationship was between news international and tony blair. meetings at 10 downing street. [inaudible] [talking over one another] a judicial inquiry into a phone hacking. >> people should not shout at the honorable lady. she's making a fair point that does not reflect very well on either conservative or labor party, which is there were many warnings about what was going wrong. warnings from the information commissioner, warnings from the select committee, but we did not put high enough up the agenda the issue of regulation on the media. we should be recognizing that we need to work on this to get it right, to respond to those reports and put some of the proposals into law. >> my right honorable friend, the member earlier refer
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Jul 7, 2011 4:00pm PDT
job today. >> rebecca brooks, a former editor of "news of the world close "-- news of the world." some feel she should have lost her job. >> she is an executive of news international who was editor at the time the hacking happened. it is a big acts, but i do not think it solves the real issue and news international. >> i am satisfied that rebecca -- her leadership in the business and her standard of ethics, her standard of conduct throughout her career are very good. >> with big consumer company after big consumer company pulling their advertising from quoted news of the world," the commercial future -- from "news of the world," the commercial future was looking bleak. >> it is going to be investigated. there must be a full judicial inquiry. >> here is the other newspaper jewel acquired by rupert murdoch in 1969," the sun." could there be a sunday without a murdoch tabloid? unthinkable, surely. >> despite today's announcement, the fallout from the scandal seems to be far from over. scotland yard say they have identified 4000 possible hacking victims. an inquiry will start into possible
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Jul 8, 2011 5:30pm EDT
backup brooks -- rebecca brooks, i do not think the prime minister should choose who should run it news organizations. >> david cameron has done his best to try to distance himself from the scandal. questions about his own judgment and his friendship continue. especially now some say they warned him years ago about hiring the former editor. >> president obama, the u.s. economy has been the overriding challenge. today, it comes more disappointing news. only 18,000 jobs were created in june, the fewest in nine months. that pushed up the unemployment rate to 9.2%. in response, the president had this assessment. >> economy is not producing enough jobs for everybody was looking. we have always known that we would have ups and downs. over the past few months, the economy has experienced some tough head winds. >> what more can be done to spur the job growth? how could these figures have fallen so far below expectations? >> a date earlier, many economists are revising upward their forecast. they were expecting around 100,000 jobs to a been created in the month of june. we just got 18,000 j
WETA
Jul 28, 2011 6:00pm EDT
-- >> and rebecca brooks, former editor, describes sarah payne as her dear friend. the two worked together to campaign for "sarah's law," the public right to know where pedophiles are living. tonight rebecca said these allegations are abhorrent. the idea that anyone on this newspaper knew that sarah or the team were targeted were -- is unthinkable. the sarah's law campaign began in 2004. glenn mulciar was arrested in 2006. if it was news international who intercepted the information, this was the reaction of one m.p. >> news international didn't just campaign for sarah's law. they gave personal support for sarah and her family. they produced literature. they took her to party meetings. >> her newspaper got her high-level meetings and targeted phones. but it's said the voice mail on this phone was not activated until 18 months ago, suggesting there were no messages. today's allegations surfaced hours after lord justice lev son said his judicial inquiry could begin while the police begin to n.f.c. >> i believe it should be problem to focus on the extent of the problem which would no
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Jul 5, 2011 5:00am EDT
been unraveling for the last few months. that means people like rebekah brooks, the uk team executive of news corp., she is now right in the firing line because people want to know what she knew about it. >> we will leave it there. thank you very much. aid agencies are warning that people's lives are risk if east africa faces what is being described as its worst drought in decades, possibly a up to six years. and million people in the horn of africa are expected to have food shortages. tens of thousands of been on the move seeking aid in rescue decamped in kenya. one of those agencies has said this is a preventable disaster. i asked the u.n. undersecretary general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief. >> we have got to work really hard to manage a looming disaster. we have children who are malnourished. we have adults a malnourished. part of the problem is not just the drought, but conflict in somalia. in terms of preventing this for the future -- and we all remember the terrible pictures from the 1980's -- we have to make sure that we deal with the underlying poverty. we nee
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Jul 12, 2011 5:30pm EDT
. on the top is rebekah brooks. for years, team brown stayed close to teamer, but no more -- team murdoch, but no more. he is accusing "news of the world" of using criminals to investigate his private life. >> i had my bank account broken into, my files, i tax returns went missing -- my tax returns went missing. medical return -- medical records have been broken into. i do not know how this happens. but i do know that in two of these instances, there is absolute proof that news international was responsible for hiring people to get this information. the people that they work with -- and this is what concerns me most -- our criminals. >> are you considering resigning? >> he is not resigning. he said his newspaper has been down to bring him -- has been out to bring him down. he attacks the way that it reported his youngest son was suffering from cystic fibrosis. he did not allege that his sons records had been stolen, but -- son's records had been stolen. >> your son will now be broadcast the media. we are incredibly upset about it. we're thinking about his long- term future. we are
WHUT
Jul 20, 2011 6:30pm EDT
international bosses, with a rebecca of burke's -- brooks. >> as prime minister, did he ever discuss the question with news international at all the meetings they attend? >> i never had one inappropriate conversation. >> it is the third time of fasting, and labor did not like the answer. >> i took myself out of any decision making about this and did to regard -- about this bid. >> he is accused him of hiding their relationships with the murdoch empire. >> i have set out all the contrast to the party opposite, but i can tell you, i have never held a slumber party. >> david cameron says he has an old-fashioned view that a man is innocent until proven guilty, but today he tried to separate his fate from andy. >> for more on the fallout and the impact it continues to have, i spoke to the chief political correspondent for "the guardian newspaper" in london. did he do enough today to stop questions about his judgment? >> he certainly did announce to south -- did enough to satisfy his party curio reaching his party. he was meant to finish with a trip to south sudan. he did about sho
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Jul 8, 2011 5:00am EDT
would have accepted rebekah brooks' resignation. >> i think the prime minister is right on all counts. there clearly needs to be a very thorough inquiry, both into what happened and the way it was handled by the police. i think the fact that they are going to be independent with powers is absolutely right. david cameron employed andy coulson. he said that he did so. he obviously did so on the assurances which he was given by andy coulson and, indeed, which andy coulson gave to my committee two years ago that he had no knowledge in phone hacking. there must now be a question mark over there. we need to get to the full truth on all these matters. >> on his specific disappointment, how many should reasonably be expected to be made of what he's actually telling you or the prime minister? >> in the case of my subcommittee, witnesses appear in front of us as part of parliamentary proceedings, and to mislead a committee in parliament is a very serious offense. little a contempt of parliament, and people can be summoned to account if it is shown that they have. we don't know whether andy coul
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Jul 5, 2011 5:30pm EDT
pressure on the prime minister's friend, rebekah brooks, chief executive of news international in the u.k., editor at "news of the world" when milly dowler went missing. she has always said she did not know about the actions of a few rogue reporters. she says she is shocked as everyone else. everyone makes it plain that she does not intend to resign. >> this happened in 2002. she is now chief executive of the company. she is absolutely determined to get to the bottom of this issue. >> the heat has been turned up on rupert murdoch's news empire. the house of commons will debate the latest allegations on wednesday. opposition politicians say they want an inquiry set up. they also say that rebekah brooks should go. >> this was a systematic series of things that happened. what i want from executives at news international is for them to start taking responsibility. but it is not just news international -- >> it is not just news international with difficult questions to answer. the latest claims are prompting more uncomfortable questions about whether a blind eye was turnedat scotland yard -- t
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Jul 5, 2011 7:00am EDT
about the elected hacking in april but it has only just become public knowledge. the becker brooks was editor of "news of the world" at the time and now she is rupert murdoch that a chief executive in the u.k. and he is involved in a controversial move to take colds -- full control of bskyb. last night the labor leaders said it is beyond believe anyone would undertake such a cruel and immoral act. but some in parliament say that political leaders have been too easily cowled by the power of the murdoch empire. >> it is time they acted. politicians are frightened of a news international and they need to act. >> there were calls for a full judge-led inquiry into what happened in the case and many others. >> president hugo chavez of venezuela told state television he doesn't expect to attend tuesday that the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of independence from spain. he made a surprise return from cuba where it he spent nearly a month getting cancer treatment. he addressed thousands of his supporters from his balcony vowing he would win the battle to regain his health. >> a t
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Jul 12, 2011 7:00am EDT
fact is he did appear, and it did appear in "the sun" newspaper. >> i think it was rebekah brooks' who phoned, right? >> the problem that i have is that if this is a policy of newspapers in this country, that they are going to write about the medical conditions of young children, then you have got to ask yourselves, where are they getting this information from? i have never made any claims, i have not made any claims today. i have never raised it in the public arena. i do not want these to be public matters about the private life of a young child. >> some say they got it legitimately, that they got that information legitimately. >> they will have to explain themselves. i cannot think of any way that the medical condition of a child can be put into the public arena legitimately. they will have to explain themselves. the issue for me is this. i never wanted to talk about my son's medical condition. i have never wanted to raise questions about it. it is in the public arena now, and i and the stand it. i make no claims, but the fact of the matter is i have my bank account broken into. , so
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Jul 5, 2011 6:00pm PDT
brooks. she's the chief executive of news international in the u.k. she was also the editor of the news of the world when milly went missing. she, like other former executives at the paper, has always said she didn't know about the actions of a few rogue reporters. news international argues she's as shocked as everyone else that the latest twist in the scandal. but also making it plain she doesn't intend to resign. >> i think she's been very clear today that that's absolutely what she won't do. this happened back in 2002. she's now chief executive of a company in 2011, she's absolutely determined to get to the bottom of this issue. >> but the political heat has been turned up on rupert murdoch's news empire. the house of commons will debate the latest allegations on wednesday. opposition politicians say they want a full inquiry set up. they also think rebecca brooks should go. >> it wasn't a rogue reporter. it wasn't just one individual. this is a systematic series of things that happened, and what i want from executives at news international is for people to start taking responsib
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